How safe are safes? Efficacy and effectiveness of condoms in preventing STDs

Can Fam Physician. 1993 Apr;39:819-22, 827.

Abstract

Condoms are widely promoted for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, with an implicit message that a properly used condom will ensure that you are safe from STDs. A literature review shows that little solid evidence supports this belief.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cohort Studies
  • Condoms / standards*
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design / standards
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / transmission